This cute little cafe locked in Rydalmere just of Victoria Rd. With indoor and outdoor seating options, this place can get busy pretty quickly.
The menu has a lot of different options to suit even those picky eaters.
I have tried the Goats on toast (warm french goats cheese with drizzled honey & organic nuts on sourdough), the ricotta pancakes and the Shakshuka (which i don't think is on the menu anymore).
All dishes have always been delightful! Staff are friendly and more than happy to assist you when you're unsure on which tasty dish to get.
Coffee is good too! For those coffee experts they serve Campos.
If you are in the area or passing through try and stop by to sample something from their well curated menu.
Try not to go on Tuesday's because they are closed. I tend to forget this as I've rocked up on more than one occasion on a Tuesday to see their closed doors :(. Noooooooooooooooo.
Great food, coffee and atmosphere!
YUM CHA! YUM CHA! YUM CHA!
Feels good doesn't it to yell it out 3 times. I have been here on numerous occasions and it has always been consistent.
When it comes to yum cha, consistency is key. I mean you always get the same things every time you go, well I do and the group I go with.
Yum cha has always been a good ailment for hang overs. Whether its the prawn dumplings or the freshly steamed greens to the salt & pepper calamari all these items seem to make you feel better.
Marigold has 2 levels (Level 4 & 5). I would suggest to go to Level 5 as its bigger but the trolleys seem to come around more. Price wise between a group it always seems to workout between the $25 - $35 mark which is pretty cheap considering the amount of dishes you get.
Good tasty Yum Cha can sometimes be hard to find but at Marigold you won't be disappointed. (Unless you can't get a hold of the waiter from some drinks then this means you need to yell louder!)
Self Serve Japanese - Say Whaaaaat?!
Have walked past this centre many times but didn't realise there was a ramen place right near the cinemas! This is a great spot to get some quick din dins before the movies!
Got an invite to try some good ole Ramen by Yuri from Washouku Lovers.What is this you say? Washouku Lovers is a benefits card that is free just by signing up - Go get yourself one, i mean who doesn't love freebies!).
By showing our card we got a free drink of apple cider (non-alcoholic of course). For food we got the Curry & Beef with Sobu noodles and my partner got the Tonkotsu delux with udon.
You need to walk around the left of the shop front to order near the drinks station, they will either give you your ramen there or at the end of the line, grab yourself a tray and pick any hot toppings you like - options include gyoza, tempura items and then walk on down to the cold section of the self serve to get your kimchi, seawood salad, sweets etc then once all done pay at the register.
Go sit and enjoy your meal.
To be honest i have never been to a self serve ramen restaurant before and it was interesting. I like how you can choose what you want but then this could also be a bad thing as you may end up with many side dishes that don't get eaten.
Overall, good first visit and yes i will be back, the prices are pretty cheap!
A big thank you to Yuri for inviting me to try it out :)
I like trying new things, visiting new places and going on food adventures. I keep it short, simple and sweet!